Course Information

18-100: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

Units:

12

Description:

The goals of this freshman engineering course are:

* To introduce basic concepts in electrical and computer engineering in an integrated manner;
* To motivate basic concepts in the context of real applications;
* To illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions, and;
* To convey the excitement of the profession.

These goals are attained through analysis, construction and testing of an electromechanical system (e.g., a robot) that incorporates concepts from a broad range of areas within Electrical and Computer Engineering. Some of the specific topics that will be covered include system decomposition, ideal and real sources, Kirchhoff's Current and Voltage Laws, Ohm's Law, piecewise linear modeling of nonlinear circuit elements, Ideal Op-Amp characteristics, combinational logic circuits, Karnaugh Maps, Flip-Flops, sequential logic circuits, and finite state machines.

3 hrs. lec., 1 hr. rec., 3 hr. lab.

Corequisites: 21-120

Last Modified: 2017-11-16 3:18PM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2017
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2016
  • Fall 2015
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Spring 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Spring 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Spring 2011
  • Fall 2010
  • Spring 2010
  • Fall 2009
  • Spring 2009
  • Fall 2008
  • Spring 2008
  • Fall 2007
  • Spring 2007
  • Fall 2006
  • Spring 2006
  • Fall 2005
  • Spring 2005
  • Fall 2004